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10/10/2012 - 12:47pm
Edelman, Gregory among missing at practice
By: DJ Bean

FOXBORO -- Julian Edelman (hand), Steve Gregory (hip), Michael Hoomanawanui (concussion) and Tracy White (foot) were absent as the Patriots took the field for Wednesday's practice. Edelman, Gregory and Hoomanawanui were all inactive for the Pats' win Sunday against the Broncos, with White leaving the game with a foot injury. 

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10/10/2012 - 12:37pm
Sox to start manager interviews Friday

According to a team source, the Red Sox plan to start interviews related to their managerial vacancy on Friday, a process the team plans to continue over the weekend and early next week. The source declined to identify the names of any candidates whom the team plans to interview. 

The Sox are looking to make their second managerial hiring in as many years after Bobby Valentine was fired following the Sox' 69-93 record this season. A year ago, the Sox didn't conduct their first interview until Oct. 31, one week after Ben Cherington's introduction as general manager (following the departure of Theo Epstein for Chicago). 

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10/10/2012 - 11:52am
Olney on M&M: Sox won't wait for Jays

ESPN baseball insider Buster Olney made his weekly appearance on Mut & Merloni on Wednesday to talk about Red Sox and other MLB news.

Olney noted that at least some of the executives involved in the Red Sox' managerial search took some family time over the holiday weekend, and now they're returning their focus to trying to land John Farrell from the Blue Jays.

"I think when they got back after the holiday on Tuesday, I think a lot of the people involved went back to work," Olney said. "I would not at all be surprised if we hear something in the next 24-48 hours. Because let's face it: It's a pretty clear situation. If Toronto really values John Farrell, if they don't want to lose him and he's someone that they want to try to build around going forward, they're going to say no. If they have even lukewarm feelings about him, then they should aggressively move to make something happen. Because they know he's probably going to walk...

10/10/2012 - 11:16am
Grousbeck: Rondo 'really dialed in this year'

Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck paid a visit to Mut & Merloni on Wednesday and talked about the team's prospects for the season. There's been a lot of turnover on the roster, and Grousbeck expressed optimism about the new players.

"Courtney Lee and Jason Terry, they look good. They look like they're meshing in. They look like that's happening," Grousbeck said. "[Jared] Sullinger is stepping up while [Chris] Wilcox is out. Listen, I like these guys. But if you don't like your team in September or October, you're not going to like them ever. This is the honeymoon period of the team. You put the roster together in July, and they haven't played a meaningful game yet, but everybody, including the team, likes this team. The guys believe this can be a special team. And that's where it starts."

Rajon Rondo appears to be spending more time working on his jump shot and leadership skills.

"I think with Rajon, I think every year...

10/10/2012 - 9:16am
Carroll excited to 'try to figure it out' vs. Pats

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll joined Dennis & Callahan on Wednesday morning to preview Sunday's game against the Patriots in Seattle.

"We know that we're playing one of the great quarterbacks in the game, and he can do so many things," Carroll said of Tom Brady. "They're off to a torrid pace with what they're doing offensively. We're trying to figure it out. That's what we're in the midst of right now. We'll try to slow them down. We've got a good group on defense, they play hard and tough and all that. Each week is a new challenge."

Seattle's defense is the strength of its team. The Seahawks leads the league in fewest yards allowed per game (258.6) and fewest points per game (13.6).

"Basically it's a bunch of young guys, we're big and strong and we run real fast and they're playing together," Carroll said. "It's a pretty new group. We have one new starter from last year, but really in the last two years...

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